I’m Russian. Now I study at the Faculty of Psychology in Belarus and teach English to preschoolers. I have good writing experience for my age. I worked as a copywriter for five years and wrote over several thousand articles. To be honest, I have never wanted to publish my fiction stories. I have been writing for myself all my life. Only when I completed “A Stain on the Red Banner” I believed this particular work was worthy to have other people learn about it. However, right at this moment the “propaganda” of same-sex love was banned in my native country, and the few publishing houses publishing LGBTQ+ literature were closed. Then I decided to translate the book into English and try my luck where I can be heard and stay safe. Now, I am happy to write, share my thoughts and create freely, knowing I am safe and can find like-minded people.